Does Aspirin Work Like Viagra (Sildenafil)?

Updated Jun,2020

Aspirin is able to improve your circulation which in turn may help with ED. However, it's not a replacement for medications specifically designed to treat ED. Viagra (Sildenafil) and Tadalafil (Cialis) are two of the most popular ED medications. Aspirin and these two medications are safe to take together.

How do Aspirin and Viagra (Sildenafil) work?

Aspirin and Viagra (Sildenafil) belong to different drug classes. Aspirin is a salicylate and a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Viagra (Sildenafil) is a phosphodiesterase inhibitor.

Aspirin is usually prescribed to help prevent heart attacks and strokes in people at high risk. It works by improving circulation, preventing clots, and reducing inflammation. Some studies have shown that Aspirin may help with ED by improving circulation.

Viagra (Sildenafil) is prescribed to treat erectile dysfunction. It relaxes blood vessels and increases blood flow to the penis. Viagra (Sildenafil) controls an enzyme called phosphodiesterase type-5 to sustain an erection.

The main differences between Aspirin and Viagra (Sildenafil) are:

  • Aspirin may help with ED by improving your circulation
  • Sildenafil is specifically created to help with ED and works in two ways to do it

What are the side effects of Aspirin and Viagra (Sildenafil)

In general, both Aspirin and Viagra (Sildenafil) are safe to take. However, like most drugs, there are some side effects to watch out for.

Aspirin common side effects:

  • Rash
  • Gastrointestinal ulcerations
  • Abdominal pain
  • Upset stomach
  • Heartburn
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Cramping
  • Nausea
  • Gastritis
  • Bleeding

Viagra (Sildenafil) common side effects:

  • Flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling)
  • Headache (don't take Aspirin for this), and dizziness
  • Heartburn, nausea, or upset stomach
  • Abnormal vision (blurred vision, changes in color vision)
  • Runny or stuffy nose, or nosebleeds
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle pain, and/or back pain

While these drugs are safe to take together, you should always consult with your doctor first.

Which is the best option for you?

Although Aspirin has been shown to help ED to a degree, it's mostly for improving circulation, preventing clots, and reducing inflammation. If you want the most effective treatment, consider Viagra (Sildenafil) for your ED.

If you're experiencing one or more symptoms of ED, consider these 2 options to get a prescription.

  • Visit your doctor: You can see your doctor to talk about your symptoms. It's best to go to a doctor that you feel comfortable speaking to about your sex life because face-to-face consultations can feel uncomfortable and invasive.
  • Book a quick online consultation: Speak with one of our independent, online physicians. This is a safe, easy, and more comfortable alternative to making a traditional doctor's appointment and then picking up your prescription from the pharmacy. Have a potentially uncomfortable conversation from the comfort and convenience of your own home. Plus, we ship your prescription straight to you. It's never been easier!

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